Awarded on the 26th of June 2018 by a jury of professionals renowned in the world of garden art
Phoebe Lickwar is Principal and founder of FORGE Landscape Architecture, a design practice synthesizing art and ecology to create landscapes that strengthen local culture and support healthy communities. She has over 15 years’ experience in design and construction of gardens and civic landscapes, including the National World War I Memorial at Pershing Park in Washington D.C. and the National September 11th Memorial in New York. Critical aspects of Phoebe’s design practice include teaching, writing, and photography. She currently teaches at the University of Arkansas’ Fay Jones School of Architecture and Design, where she is Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture. She holds degrees in visual and environmental studies, education, and landscape architecture from Harvard University, Harvard Graduate School of Education and the Rhode Island School of Design. Her writings have been published in Places Journal, LA+ Interdisciplinary Journal of Landscape Architecture and the Journal of Landscape Architecture. She maintains an active arts practice, using photography as an analytical and creative design tool. Her photographic work has been featured in major juried exhibitions across the United States, including the 56th Annual Delta Exhibition, Early Works, and Rayko’s International Juried Plastic Camera Show. Phoebe is a registered landscape architect in the States of California and Arkansas.
Founding Principal of RAFT Landscape Architecture, Matt Donham brings focus and generosity to the design and construction process. Matt has managed large collaborative design teams on such major projects as the National September 11th Memorial in New York and Constitution Gardens on the National Mall in Washington. His current work is focused on the design of campuses and civic spaces which foster lasting bonds between people and place. Matt is a native of California and holds a Master’s in Landscape Architecture from UC Berkeley's College of Environmental Design, and a Bachelor of Arts in Urban Studies from Vassar College and Columbia University. He teaches and lectures widely, and has held visiting faculty positions at Rhode Island School of Design and the Fay Jones School of Architecture at the University of Arkansas. He is a registered landscape architect in the State of New York.
Hannah Moll is a landscape designer at Forge Landscape Architecture. She has worked on projects across the United States, ranging from campus planning to urban design, public parks, and residential design. Her paintings and design work have been featured in the University of Arkansas A+ Magazine and PLOT Journal, an award-winning publication produced by the City College of New York Spitzer School of Architecture. Hannah brings a spirit of invention and creativity to design, fuelled by her love of painting and nature. She recently graduated in landscape architecture from the Fay Jones School of Architecture + Design at the University of Arkansas. She received two ASLA Student Honour Awards from Central States and the AR Chapter in 2017. She was named a University Olmsted Scholar for two years running. During her undergraduate years and tenure as ASLA Student President at the University of Arkansas, Hannah focused on community outreach and education for design of engaging and ecologically sensitive spaces.
Andersen Woof is a landscape designer and visual artist based in New York City and Baltimore. His work strives to create meaningful places and stories to foster communication and dialogue. Andersen holds a Master’s in Landscape Architecture from Rhode Island School of Design and a Master’s in Urban Planning and Design from Beijing Forestry University. He believes landscape is a projection of ourselves — we shape landscape and landscape also shapes us. Andersen is currently working on multiple public and private landscape architecture projects in the New York area, and recently published the first chapter of his graphic novel series, “Infinity Park”, which examines the conflicts between seeing and being seen, perfection and imperfection, love and sexuality, and architecture and landscape.